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Jul 18, 2012 7:00pm EDT
in the capital and the u.s. defense secretary says syria is spinning out of control. it was a bomb planted inside the daily meeting of president bashar al-assad's security chiefs. three are known dead including defense ministerdaoud raja, the president's brother-in-law and the feared former head of the military intelligence and hassan turk manny, a former defense minister. others were wounded, most importantly the head of the dictatorship's secret police. syria does not often allow journalists into the country but we have reports tonight from two correspondents who have worked there extensively. elizabeth palmer reporting in london. >> reporter: after a year and a half of slowly escalating conflict, today's bombing is the first time the syrian regime has suffered a truly crushing blow. a funeral for an opposition activists turned to celebration when more is learned the defense minister is dead. across the country in this savage civil war activists celebrated today's bombing because it struck at a hated elite inside the syrian regime. the dead men were like everyone else in the room. >> mastermind
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Jul 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
of the storms occur nowadays, all of the weather that occurs nowadays is simply different than it used to be 30 or more years ago because of climate change. >> reporter: not all scientists agree, climate change skeptics argue too much is being read into short-term data and that extreme weather events usually even out over time and don't turn into major trends. but a large majority of climate scientists say climate change is real and, scott, if they're right that means the extreme weather is only going to get worse. >> pelley: chip, thank you. as chip said, the heat is not helping with the wildfires in the west. 45 are burning tonight. tanker planes were cleared to fly again today. they had been grounded far day after an air force tanker crashed, killing four. the number of these firefighting planes is dwindling, and we asked rick sallinger of cbs station kcnc to show us why. >> you don't get much better than that. >> reporter: the specially designed c-130s can cover a quarter mile with 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant. colonel paul hargrove is with the california air national guard. >
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Jul 9, 2012 7:00pm EDT
that overall crime in chicago is down and so is crime nationally. the police here tell us that july is the worst month for murders, saturday the worst day, 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. the worst hour. today the mayor announced a new attack on gangs and we'll have our interview with the mayor in just a moment but we'll start with this last weekend. 17 new shootings, and dean reynolds was at the hospital to meet them. >> reporter: at the cook county trauma unit in chicago's strojer hospital, one ambulance after another delivers victims of the gang violence that just won't stop. >> we'll be doing a whole bunch to you right now. >> reporter: this unit treats about 1,500 gunshots and stabbings a year. >> something's beneath that! >> reporter: in the first six months of this year, chicago had 22% more murders than new york, a city with five and a half million more people. >> we have to assume the worst case mechanism. >> reporter: in the midst of the mayhem is dr. fred starr, who was in charge of the unit this weekend. >> i've seen more people probably this year who have been caught in the cro
CBS
Jul 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
said that that's something that only the chief justice will know and when he decides to tell us-- if he decides to tell us-- could be some time way in the future. >> glor: jan crawford from new hampshire tonight. jan, thank you. we will have more of jan's interview with mitt and anne romney tomorrow an cbs "this morning." this week, the summer driving season moves into high gear and americans are paying a lot less at the pump. the price of gas is now $3.34 a gallon-- down 60 cents in almost three months. michelle miller examines whether that trend will continue. >> as you can see the size of the fuel tanks... >> reporter: when we visited trucking fleet owner andy anastasio in connecticut last march, his big rigs were guzzling almost $1,400 worth of diesel every time he filled a tank. not anymore. what's your fuel cost today? >> to fill up the truck, about $1,000. >> reporter: that's a savings of $5,000 every week. you don't sound particularly excited. >> well, we're cautiously optimistic. we'd like to see fuel back down to $2 a gallon where it was only a couple years ago. >> reporter: b
CBS
Jul 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. >> this is the best place for us to make sure they have everything they need to go out on site. >> reporter: laundry and a mess hall. a thousand crews are here as big as this is, it's duplicate is out in the middle river. >> today is one of our biggest days where we have every single crew here in place. >> reporter: bge uses no larger distribution table than this, 32,000-volts, 11 snapped poles are tackled by an 11 man work crew. >> i don't know what they call it here, back home we call it overhead twisted cable. it's on the ground. >> reporter: your area may have told you days not from around here. he's 68 years old and retired once and looks forward to these massive restoration jobs. >> this is work we love to do and when somebody needs help we're happy to help. i don't come down here to chase money. we come down because we feel we have an obligation to our profession and nobody else can do it. >> reporter: bge couldn't say how many customers will be restored. guest welcome to summer in maryland. >> it's hot for us. we're used to it. we workout doors every day 365 days a year. i'll take the heat o
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Jul 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
a million people still without power in the eastern u.s. at an american apology to pakistan helps to ease the burden on troops in the region. >>> i'm jeff glor. a jetblue pilot who caused a mid flight -- is found not guilty by reason of insanity. >>> first as we do every morning, we begin with a look at today's eye-opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> it's a huge mess. >> utility crews scramble. >>> people still have no power. >> as heat bakes the nation. >> heat advisories for the fourth of july holidays. >> feeling like 100 degrees. >> it's 104 in the shade right now. >> you stay inside. >> it's a hardship. >> breaking news overnight. a fast moving wildfire is burning in rural ranchland north of los angeles. >> in colorado air force tanker planes are back in the air to fight a slew of dangerous wildfires. >> you don't get much better than that. >>> a dozen people were injured in an accident in new hampshire. fireworks set a deck on fire filling a crowded home with flames. >> when the fireworks exploded it took off the porch and a portion of the house. >>> they u
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Jul 22, 2012 10:30am EDT
officer, and you think we are angry, we sure as hell are angry. >> schieffer: chief oates will be with us this morning as we continue to report on the largest mass shooting in u.s. history, a crime that has so far left 12 dead and 70 wound. even after the arrest of james holmes, questions remain: how and for what reason could all this have happened? we'll also talk to aurora congressman ed perlmutter, aurora mayor, steve hogan, and new york mayor michael bloomberg who says the presidential candidates must stop avoiding the subject of guns. >> where are they now and why don't they stand up and if they want our votes, they better? >> schieffer: we'll also bring in the cbs team covering this story, correspondents barry petersen, bob miller, and bob orr. in london, reports this morning that israeli security forces are searching for an iranian terror squad planning an attack on really olympic athletes. we'll get the latest on that from israel prime minister benjamin netanyahu. plus analysis on all of the above from our own norah o'donnell and john dickerson because this is "face the nation"."
CBS
Jul 20, 2012 4:30am EDT
that it is. >> authorities are using the suspect's fingerprints, dnaa and a fake michigan driver's license to identify him. >>> the turmoil unfolding overseas is a topic on the presidential campaign trail. speaking in florida, president obama called the attack in bulgaria ruthless. mitt romney says the president isn't doing enough to end the crisis in syria. tara mergener has more from washington. a suicide bombing in bulgaria and the civil war in syria are drawing the attention of the presidential candidates. >> this is a moment of great uncertainty in the middle east given what's happening in syria and what's happening in other places. >> president barack obama deviated from his stump speech thursday in florida to condemn the suicide attack on a bus full of israeli tourists. >> now is the time to make sure that we are doing everything we can to protect israel's security. >> mitt romney says the u.s. should be doing more to stop the bloodshed in syria. president obama has add di indicated leadership and subcontracted policy to kofi annan and the united nations. >> aside from foreign polic
CBS
Jul 12, 2012 12:00pm EDT
was using medical grade silicone. >> some clients were strippers who believed a bigger behind would earn them extra cash at the clubs. she would inject women up and down the east coast and falsely told them she was using medical grade silicone. many are left with disfigured bodies, even organs that shut down. >> did you know what was being injected into your body? >> no, i did not know. we still don't know what it is. i almost went into a deep depression over this because i felt like i did this to myself. i do feel like i'm one of the lucky ones. >> prosecutors say one of the clients, a dancer was hospitalized when silicone entered her bloodstream and spread to her lungs. >> reporter: feds say she is not a licensed medical pra tigs ner, she would -- practitioner, she would use crazy glue to sale -- seal up the wound. >> the u.s. attorney officer worked with the food and drug administration on this investigation. >>> an over night accident takes the life of a teenager in howard county. the crash happened in columbia just after 3:00 a.m.. a 17-year-old lost control of his car and hit a tre
CBS
Jul 25, 2012 4:30am EDT
people were arrested as city officials voted to ask the u.s. attorney to investigate. the family of one of the men shot by police has filed a $50 million lawsuit. the police union says both men were gang members with criminal records. >>> to politics now. mitt romney begins a week-long visit to britain, israel and poland today. foreign policy replaced the economy as the key topic on the campaign trail. before he left, he delivered his toughest critique yet of the obama's policy. he wants a special prosecutor to investigation white house leaks. susan mcginnis has more. good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. ahead of this multination trip, romney changed the conversation to foreign policy and went on the attack trying to use national security issues to beef-up his presidential qualifications. mitt romney unleashed some of his harshest attacks of the president yet. speaking to the veterans of foreign wars, he criticized the president on several fronts. including alleged leaks of classified information from the white house. >> this isn't a partisan issue. it's a national security cr
CBS
Jul 27, 2012 7:00pm EDT
of another victim, alex sullivan, was also there. they told us alex is in a better place, but they said pray for the family and friends he left behind. we tried to reach dr. fenton today but were unsuccessful to get any comment from her. the university said it can't comment because of the ongoing gag order. scott. >> pelley: anne awe know dr. fenton's a psychiatrist, but does she have a spocial? >> reporter: the university won't say, scott, whether she has a specialty, but we do know she's been given grants in the past to study constituencies sc. >> pelley: 11 of the wounded are still in the hospital tonight. five of of them are in critical condition. now to the economy. we learned today that it is slowing down. the government reported a weak growth rate in the second quarter of just 1.5%. that is down from 2% in the first quarter. here's one reason it matters-- in the first quarter, the economy was creating, on average, 226,000 jobs a month, but by spring, that had plunged to 75,000 jobs a month, and that isn't nearly enough to bring down the unemployment rate. what's gone wrong? rebecca ja
CBS
Jul 31, 2012 7:00pm EDT
told us today he is looking for some light at the end of this tunnel. >> july sales definitely are down about 10 or 15%. >> reporter: jeff pape sells athletic gear online and from his 5500 square foot store in elmhurst, illinois. >> what we see is that people aren't spending as muchs that a used to, people that might have spent 150 or $200 on stuff are now back to 60 or $70. >> reporter: to pape there's no mystery why. >> people that had jobs that were making 100,000 or $s 50,000 are now making 40 or $50,000 and that has to affect their spending. >> reporter: that affects and his work force, now down to two from four. have you had to cut back on the things that you purchased for your store? the inventory? >> definitely we're working with our vendors to try and keep our costs as low as we can. >> reporter: you can see that ripple effect across the country. shopping centers reported just a 1.8% growth in sales over the last year. barely ahead of the inflation rate of 1.7%. suggesting the consumer mood at least remains in recession. >> they're definitely hearing all the news and all the po
CBS
Jul 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
, the u.s. military establishment has treated cyberspace as a domain of conflict where it would need the capability to fend off attack or launch its own. that time is here, because someone sabotaged a top-secret nuclear installation in iran with nothing more than a long string of computer code. >> we have entered into a new phase of conflict in which we use a cyber weapon to create physical destruction. >> simon: qatar is tiny, wedged between two giants-- iran and saudi arabia. its capital, doha, is literally rising from the sand. not very long ago, that's all there was here, sand. today, it looks ritzier and wackier than any city anywhere, and there's more than bling. a new state-of-the-art hospital is about to open. there's a first-class symphony orchestra. the emir imported the musicians. there are six top american universities. and, oh, yes, there's something else-- qataris are the richest people in the world. >> stahl: in the beautiful italian province of perugia, men room the frosty hills with their trained dogs, hunting for the most expensive food in the world. so this is $1,0
CBS
Jul 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
reaction from top obama aide david axelrod. >>> i'm erica hill. john miller gives us a new look at what happened inside the theater.org the colorado massacre. >>> i'm gayle king. a just released video shows a sea world trainer attacked by a killer whale. plus, we'll hear from three of the jackson brothers about their family mess. >>> but first as we do every morning, we begin with a look at today's eye-opener. your world in 90 seconds. >>> he has given trust where it is not earned. insult where it was not deserved and apology where it is not due. >>> mitt romney begins a high-profile trip abroad. >> he arrives in london today. the first stop on the three-nation overseas trip. >> president obama will visit israel during his second term in office. of course, when they heard the second term part israel was like, we'll put you down as a maybe. >> in colorado starting to learn more about what happened inside the theater as the shooting unfolded. >> i'm hearing him yell. the rounds are going off boom boom, boom. >> batman star christian bale flew in to personally meet wit
CBS
Jul 26, 2012 7:00pm EDT
presidential candidate. jan, fill us in. >> reporter: well, scott, that blunder happened yesterday in an interview with nbc news when romney talked about problems in the run-up to london's olympics. >olympics. >> there were a few things that were disconcertificating, the stories about the private security firm not having enough people, the supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials. that, only, is not something which is encouraging. >> reporter: romney's remarks became a full-blown controversy this morning when primedavid cameron, asked about disruptions in london's subway service, defended the game's organizers. >> we are holding an olympic games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the word, and of course it's easier if you hold an olympic games in the middle of nowhere. but, you know, i visited burma recently, and they have six main highways and no cars on them. this is a busy, bustling city, so inevitably you're going to have challenges. >> reporter: cameron was making the point it would be easier to run an olympics in a less-congested p
CBS
Jul 29, 2012 11:00pm EDT
faces the judge for his crime. good evening everyone. thanks for joining us. holmes will appear for a formal arraignment in the morning. there's a key question. will prosecutors get to keep a pact -- packet he sent to psychiatrist. >> reporter: james holmes will be formally charged in court monday. they're still trying to come -- a court document released friday, they sent the package holmes sent to her and now his attorneys are fighting to get it back. a former denver prosecutor agrees with his position. >> any communications between the defendant and the psychiatrist are absolutely protected. we don't know at this point when the last time was he had any communications with her, we don't know the nature of those communications. >> reporter: 12 people were killed and dozens injured including pierce who is sitting right next to the emergency exit. >> when i saw him, it seemed like everything stopped and was in slow motion. i couldn't hear the movie anymore. i couldn't hear anything. i could feel like i could hear his footsteps. >> reporter: he was just released from the hospital
CBS
Jul 20, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >> a gunman goes on a rampage. >> coordinated attack. >> people inside tell us they thought it was part of the movie. >> a man walked to the front of one of the theaters holding a rifle and opened fire. >> police found the gunman in possession of a gas mask. >>> more than 250 people are feared dead as the syrian forces push back hard. >> russia and china use their veto to block a u.n. security council resolution. >> i think accusations like this being thrown around are pretty dangerous. >> michele bachmann has made unsubstantiated claims against a senior aide to hillary clinton huma abedin that her family has ties to muslim brotherhood. >> when the man says you are crazy, you are crazy. >>> from china, a moped rider walked away after being hit by a truck at a busy intersection. >> in colombia, a boy dloung a stick in a sewer overnight. >>> that's the most kisses i've gotten at any campaign event. that's half the crew. i like that. >> all that -- >> oerk what a catch. >> out of nowhere with the left hand. >> what brings you to fenway park? >> i love shopping. >> and all that matters. >>
CBS
Jul 28, 2012 8:00am EDT
life. >>> and taking even more humanity out of traveling. >> if you twoish use a taxi please see the uniform taxi dispatcher outside door number eight. >> giving new definition to service with a smile that's missing a little heart. all that and so much more on "cbs this morning saturday," july 28, 2012. captioning funded by cbs >>> a good saturday morning to everyone who is joining us. great to have you with us again maurice. >> great to be back with you, rebecca. >>> the xxx olympiad is under way. the 2012 summer games got off to a rousing start with an opening ceremony that ranged from high drama to low humor, spiced with plenty of rock'n'roll. it was quite a spectacle and the queen dropped in with the help of 007. >> mark phillips joins us from london. "the new york times" is sayi medal went to a chinese woman in the women's ten-meter air rifle. >> we'll check in with you later in the program. >>> after taking in the opening ceremony last night, mitt romney heads to israel this morning. after a less than diplomatic start to his foreign trip he's no doubt
CBS
Jul 10, 2012 11:00pm EDT
of policies. tonight the mayor sent us a statement saying, since taking office, the mayor has made a reduction in crime. he has provided funding to prevent police officer layoffs and as a result baltimore has continued to experience historic lows in crime and violence. america shaped the suggestions in the office will thoroughly review the recommendations. >> the police department says it's open to discussions with the union but it's already making progress in reducing violent crime. >> tomorrow morning for board of estimates will consider giving the fire chief arrays even after he close to fire companies to save money. they are extending the chief's contract until 2018. he would get $3200 per year raise. the fire union calls the proposal is a slap in the face. >> we know what caused a deadly crash in june. a truck driver going soft in the northbound lane. wjz is live. >> the tragedy of the two accidents on interstate 97 underscores the danger of drinking and driving. >> there were two accidents involving interstate 97. they have been june 19th. >> we have a car going the wrong way and the o
CBS
Jul 24, 2012 12:00pm EDT
for donations for victims. $1,000 has been raised. >> thank you for standing with us and letting this joker know he may have intended it as his story but we are taking it back. >> reporter: petra's story is nothing more than mir rack cue laws. the bullet traveled up a part of fluid in her brain part of a birth defect she had her entire life. it skipped the healthy brain tissue saving her life. >> our family has been shaken by the events of last friday but we have not been broken. >> reporter: it has been especially difficult for anderson's family. her mom is suffering from four different types of cancer. she is fighting for her own life while thankful her beloved daughter still has hers. doctors gave anderson's mother weeks to live but she is hoping new treatment will extend that. mike hellgren, wjz, eyewitness news. >> stay with wjz for complete coverage of the tragedy in aurora. for the latest on the suspect, the victims and the investigation, log on to wjz.com. >>> the penn state community is reeling after the ncaa hands down severe sanctions against the football program. we have more on what
CBS
Jul 26, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the two front seats and the front driver's side window was down and that's what she was using to waive to us. >> we are looking at every once, every include. for us to say or speculate on a motive would be unfair. >> ripken's family said they wouldn't talk during the open investigation. they issued this statement. this has been a very trying time for our family. we are grateful and relieved that mom is back with us safe and healthy. >> reporter: police won't say whether anyone used her credit cards during this or deal. reporting live, mike hellgren wjz eyewitness news. jessica. >> thank you . ripken lived in the same home for decades. stay with wjz and wjz.com for breaking news on this developing investigation. >>> some breaking news. a beer truck driver has been sited after she loses or cargo on a highway. the tractor trailer over turned blocking all but the right shoulder of 270. this morning the tractor trailer is destroyed and it's precious cargo was scattered across the highway. the clean up effort is expected to be extensive. >>> a commuting mess in east baltimore after a sink h
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Jul 31, 2012 4:30am EDT
to such a sensitive part of the world, is that your comments are very closely scrutinized. >> reporter: here in the u.s., president obama spent the evening in new york raising money. he told 60 high-dollar donors that as the summer ends, he'll begin to lay out his plans for a second term in the white house. at the nomad hotel in manhattan, the president said he would use the last 99 days until election day to let voters know not just what they're voting against, but also what they're voting for. >> it's a scary time to be a woman. >> reporter: the president also defended the use of negative ads, saying presidential elections are historically messy. now, in poland, the leadership of solidarity has distanced itself from romney's visit and came out with a statement critical of him, calling him antiunion. terrell? >> susan mcginnis in washington starting us off this morning. susan, thank you so much. >>> on capitol hill, house and senate negotiators have reached a deal on new economic sanctions against iran. they're aimed at iran's energy and shipping business, particularly involving oil sales. the u.s. ho
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Jul 2, 2012 7:00pm EDT
that it might get us quicker service but it hasn't happened yet. so we're trapped. >> we came over here to garfield... >> reporter: tom graham is the regional president for the power company. does it seem like too much to expect in the 21st century that when a storm comes through it doesn't create chaos in the nation's capital? >> well, trees come down and destroy the infrastructure, that's what's going to happen. you have to look at this as a catastrophic event. >> reporter: the bailes say the catastrophe has brought out the best in neighbors for pulling together to help each other. >> we have met more neighborhoods this past week than we have met in the eight years we've been here. >> reporter: it will be friday before most of the lights come back on for the customers. the electricity company says it has in excess of 2,000 contract workers from other states and other utilities helping out and working in around-the-clock shifts. >> pelley: thanks, sharyl, now to the fires in the west. there are at least 50 wildfires burning across 30 states. one air national guardsman was killed when a
CBS
Jul 7, 2012 11:00pm EDT
'll show you no watch in effect for us. but there's an air quality alert for tomorrow and a heat watch farther south because the heat is going to continue. we topped out at 103 degrees. that's a new record for the day. and right now we're at 94 outside. and take a look at this. pretty incredible. when you factor in the high dew points, it feels like 99 degrees in baltimore, 102 at 11:00 at night. this is some intense heat. still baking a lot of the country. tomorrow gets a little bit closer. not only is it going to be hot but we have the threat for severe thunderstorms. there's a slight risk of severe weather for the entire state. the boundary is stalling out over the region. off to the north, a lot of reports of wind damage and that's the biggest threat tomorrow as it comes our way. the front slowly tries to come through. on the cooler side of things we finally get to break the heat. on the waters tomorrow, light winds. and tomorrow is going to be a hot one. 98degrees for the high and after that near the 80s all of monday, tuesday, wednesday, and thursday. now with that front just off
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Jul 14, 2012 6:30pm EDT
and possibly prevention. >> cordes: and south africa's train of hope. >> michelle miller takes us aboard the mobile clinic bringing healthcare into the back country. >> captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" >> cordes: good evening, i am nancy cordes, a simmering campaign over outsourcing has boiled over with the president's campaign and mitt romney's accusing each other of lying about romney's record at the helm of bain capital. the fight is notable for how personal and antagonistic it has become nearly four months before voters cast the ballots in the presidential election. >> wyatt andrews is in washington tonight with more on what the president said today and who, if anyone, is telling the whole truth, wyatt. >> reporter: nancy, despite mitt romney's personal demand for an apology, the president's campaign again said it is not happening, in fact, the president doubled down on charges that romney was in command at bain capital when bain took over companies that were outsourcing american jobs. >> campaigning in richmond in a cool, pouring rain, the president heated
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Jul 20, 2012 7:00pm EDT
movies. the suspect bought a ticket for the 12:05 a.m. special premier. law enforcement sources tell us holmes dyed his hair like batman's foe the joker. >> i was in the second row. >> reporter: shortly after the movie began, corbin date saw someone get up and leave through an emergency exit. >> i noticed a guy who was sitting to the far right went out to the emergency exit, which is unusual. >> reporter: parked outside the door was holmes' car. inside, an arsenal. he put in a helmet, bullet-proof vest, leg protection and armed himself. >> an a.r.-15 assault rifle, a remington 870 shotgun, 12 gauge shotgun, and a .40 caliber glock handgun. >> reporter: aurora police chief dan oates. >> i imagine i will be asked how many rounds were fired. my answer is we have no capability now of calculating that number. there were many, many rounds fired. >> reporter: at roughly 12:30, the suspect reentered theater nine through the emergency exit door to the right of the movie screen. he lobbed one or two canisters that exploded in the audience and emitted smoke or gas. >> the door swings wide open, th
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Jul 29, 2012 10:30am EDT
on its own to prevent iran from being able to make the materials that could be used in a bomb, we would respect that decision." well, that has set off new questions. has romney given israel the go-ahead to bomb iran? our jan crawford just talked to governor romney this morning. here's her interview. >> reporter: governor, one of your aides said this morning you would respect israel's decision to take military action against iran on its own. does that mean you're giving the gene light to israel to bomb iran? >> i'll use my own words, and that is i respect the right of israel to defend itself, and we stand with israel. we're a nation-- two nations that come together in peace and that want to see iran being dissuaded from its nuclear folly. so let me use my own words in that regard. >> reporter: but what does that mean to you, then, that you respect their decision? i mean, can you explain that a little more? >> well, i think-- because i'm on foreign soil, i don't want to be creating new foreign policy for my country or in any way to distance myself from the foreign policy of our nation. bu
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Jul 19, 2012 5:00pm EDT
of activity north of the city and southwest of us as well, particularly on the beaches. local area, some good stuff going on across portions of hartford county, bel air, that's all moving pretty much from northwest to southeast towards the eastern shore. another batch to the northwest of the city around westminster and ham stead and up by pretty boy dam, that's moving off to the southeast. these showers are going to be moving into baltimore county. i think we have a chance in the baltimore region of getting some of this stuff here closer to our area very shortly, in the next hour or two. you could see some heavy downpours and maybe some lightening as well. haven't had any reports of any gusty winds. these are typical afternoon thunderstorms. tomorrow this front will kind of stall out. it looks like we will have a chance of more rain, maybe some drenching thunderstorms tomorrow. a lot cooler temperatures than we've seen. tim is in the out back with the latest temperatures and heat index. >> reporter: definitely it's been warm today. although the temperatures have dropped, the dew point has bee
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Jul 5, 2012 7:00pm EDT
% of the continental u.s. that's the highest in at least 12 years. president obama set out today on a two-day campaign bus tour that will take him from ohio to western pennsylvania. two battleground states that will decide which way the election goesment we have two campaign 2012 reports tonight. first norah o'donnell with the president, norah? >> reporter: anthony, we're here in northern ohio which is part of america's rust belt, where the president is trying to make the case that it's his policies that have saved jobsment but you also get the sense that he's here in order to make sure that low voter enthusiasm doesn't cost him a second term. >> i'm betting you're not going to lose interest. i'm betting you're to the going to lose heart. >> reporter: traveling in a bulletproof bus nick named ground force one, the president is visiting the heavily populated communities of northern ohio. because these are all areas which voted democratic in 2008. and he will need that same strong voter turnout to win the state again. this is a region dependent on auto manufacturing. the president visited a nearby chrys
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Jul 21, 2012 6:00pm EDT
for answers at the suspect's home. >> good evening, everyone. thanks if for joining us. many new developments tonight. bomb experts are trying to secure 24-year-old james holmes' booby-traptd apartment. holmes was arrested that friday night, and has confessed to having several bombs inside his home. mo neck has the response here in maryland, but lets begin with teresa garcia with the latest from colorado. >> a controlled explosion went off inside the booby-trapped apartment of achylessed movie theater gunman james holmes. the blast was designed to help law enforcement get inside the apartment, which he said contained a complicated array of devices, trigger wires, chemicals, and ammunition. >> translator: the threat has not within completely eliminated. it has been significantly reduced. >> reporter: holmes is in custody, awaiting his first court appearance on monday. he's accused of massacring movie goers at the premier of the new batman film. >> a day before the shooting, some of his neighbors say they did make an impression on him. >> reporter: carl allen spoke with holmes on wednesday. >>
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Jul 21, 2012 11:00pm EDT
of mass event in a consumer situation is something that many of us have been worried about for years. >> reporter: greeneburger said this could change movie theaters the way 9/11 changed airports. he said it will force theaters and other places to revamp security. >> i think it's the beginning of a new era of security protection that the american people will have to get used to. >> reporter: some already costumes and masks in the dark knight theater. but that may change. and baltimore city police say they plan to have extra officers on patrol at least through this weekend. adam, back to you. >> monique griego live with us. stay with wjz for complete coverage of this tragedy in aurora. for the very latest on the suspect and also, we're learning more information about the victims and the investigation. additional details at wjz.com. >>> so far, some rainstorms have been washing on our week. how long is the rain going to last? let's check in with meteorologist bernadette woods. she's got a look at live doppler radar. it's quieting down in the city a little bit tonight. >> it definitely
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Jul 23, 2012 7:00pm EDT
's a strong guy. i'm not used to him... not used to seeing him like that. i don't ever want to see him like that again. >> reporter: but even if caleb fully recovers, what happened at the midnight movie threatens to ruin the couple financially. his family has been told medical bills could total $2 million. long-time friend michael west is trying to raise money. >> caleb, he doesn't have any insurance. soy put together a web site. >> looking forward to being a dad. >> we talk to him, we know he can hear us. we tell him he needs to get better because he needs to be a dad. >> reporter: many are struggling with the emotions raised by this tragedy. 13-year-old kaylan was babysitter for the youngest victim in the shooting, six-year-old veronica moseer sullivan. veronica's mother ashley moser is still in the hospital with wounds to her neck and abdomen. kaylan was in the theater beside them. >> i wanted just... i want it to be a nightmare, a dream, i don't want this to be real. >> reporter: when the shooting stopped kaylan called 911 and tried to give c.p.r. to veronica >> horrifying picturing in
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Jul 16, 2012 4:00pm EDT
the heat swimming in the bush river. boats using sonar, drag lining toes searched the bush river, in hartford county looking for a man who slipped under the water sunday evening. he was with a friend on a bass boat similar to this one at the tail end of a hot day. >> two guys were out in the boat and they decided to cool off they jumped over board, one of them got away from the boat the other one tried to help him. >> theresa's husband ran to their backyard dock. >> he watched and realized the guy was in distress and needed help. >> calls for help brought two neighbors out in boatless cued the man still struggling to stay afloat >> it was hard to get the guy on the boat because he was so panicky. >> michelle parks husband made the rescue and brought the man to shore on his boat. >> a couple people called him a hero for rescuing that guy and he said it is still so useless, empty because he could never have found the other guy. >> the rescued man met police at the dixon's home as authorities looked for the missing man. >> he did say he feared he was going to go under himself and t
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Jul 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
geithner tells us why he thinks tax cuts for the rich must expire at the end of the year. >> i'm erica hill. ncaa president is here to talk about the sanctions against penn state. >>> first, as we do every morning, we begin with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> the charges on which the court found probable cause is first-degree murder. >> the accused colorado gunman makes a bizarre court appearance. >> holmes appeared to be a mess. >> he did not speak and appeared dazed. the district attorney is not ruling out the death penalty. eight victims remain in critical condition. >> no price will repair the damage inflicted by jerry sandusky on his victims. >> i was, like, taken aback. >> joe paterno has been stripped of more than 100 of his football victories. he's no longer the winningest coach in college football history. >> syria hasn't ruled out using chemical weapons saying it would only deploy them against foreign intervention. >> they will be held accountable if they make the tragic mistake of using those weapons. >> i've never been this close to dying. >> 18 month
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Jul 22, 2012 8:00am EDT
that many of us have been worried about for years. >> reporter: he says this could change movie theaters the way 911 changed airports. he says extra police is only a short term solution and he believes this will force theaters and other public places to revamp security. >> i think it's the beginning of a new era of security protection the american people are going to have to get used to. >> reporter: some theaters have -- that may only be the beginning of what's to come. it's unclear whether any movie theaters have decided to change security procedures. wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you. stay with wjz for complete coverage. for the latest on the suspects, victims and investigations, log on to wjz.com. >>> we want to tell you about breaking news at penn state. just a few minutes ago they ordered the statue of late football coach joe paterno to be removed after a lengthy investigation determined that paterno and others covered up a child sex abuse allegation against former coach jerry sandusky. one group threatening to take the statue down themselves. no word whether it will be moved to an
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Jul 23, 2012 5:00pm EDT
decisions on bridge closures and keeping the thousands who use the bay bridge safe. >> in this case, this storm we knew what it was so there was just no reason not to be flexible on policy there and say you know, we better close the best of my knowledge before that hits. >> reporter: now that temporary wind gust policy is being evaluated. it's expected to become permanent. the transportation authority says safety is their priority. kai, back to you. >> thank you. triple a is pushing for another safety measure, barriers to separate two way traffic lanes. >>> still ahead. >> black bears roring back in maryland -- roaring back in maryland. that story as witness news continues. >> a $40 million project will be underway. what it is coming up next. >> demanding answers. a mun community outraged after a deadly police involved shooting. >> humidity is back. stick around for the first warning weather forecast. the car on the left was filled up with low detergent gasoline. the car on the right was filled up with bp gasoline with invigorate. which helps clean and protect its engine so it can g
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Jul 24, 2012 7:00pm EDT
on the use of force and 24 hours on searches and arrests. officers will be barred from stopping or arresting people on the basis of their race, sex or sexual orientation. cameras will be installed in patrol cars. interrogations will be videotaped, and threats of violence during interrogations, once standard practice, will be prohibited. all this began two years ago when new orleans' mayor mitch landrieu concluded his police department was out of control. so he asked the justice department for help. >> the citizens of new orleans deserve a police department that prey tects, that serves, and partners with the community to keep our city safer. >> reporter: after a 10 month investigation the department found that officers in the new orleans police department routinely use unnecessary and unreasonable force. officer involved shootings and in-custody deaths are investigatedded inadequately or not at all. training is severely deficient. the report also found that officers routinely engage in race and sex discrimination during one 17-month period officers fired weapons at 27 people, all were african
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Jul 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
coverage of the leak and it's continuing impact. we begin with alex demetrick who shows us what went wrong, alex. >> reporter: when that gas line broke there was no second guessing what to do. people were ordered out as quickly as possible. you could hear it blocks away. a high pressure line carrying natural gas rupture bid a construction crew digging about 10:30 this morning. on the ground, firefighters and police rushed to the area. >> you could smell it from blocks away. 100yards. >> reporter: hundreds were evacuated. nearly all had to walk out of the area as gas continued to escape for more than an hour. >> it's a little too much but at least it's not 100 degrees today. >> we have our hazmat task force here in the scene. they are going to resident's home to determine if there are any odors of gas. none have been determined at the moment. >> reporter: part of that line is visible here why it was struck is now part of the investigation. three hours after the break happened people were allowed back in. bge repair crews have cleared the scene here. >> complete coverage continues
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Jul 1, 2012 8:00am EDT
of the storm. that's progress we've made, but the problem is we've got a long road ahead of us. that's definitely going to extend his restoration efforts into this week. >> you tell me that part of the problem is that you all had resources. >> we have extra crews on the street to be prepared for the type of weather that typically would come through. normally, the storms would break up as they hit the mountains. they didn't. the problem is that where the storm came from from the west, all the resources that were hit with the typically the ones that we go after to support each other. the wide swath of the storm, all of those resources are enough so we had to go deep to the south to texas and oklahoma and south into georgia and mississippi to bring in resources. they are in route. we've got well over a thousand trucks, well over 2000 folks either working the store now were in route to us. but it is going to take some time. the restoration effort as a result is the one dated. that's the problem. >> yesterday you said people were already calling and complaining. here's what's going to hap
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Jun 30, 2012 11:00pm EDT
of the eastern shore have gotten in on some of that. there's still another complex just south of us. adam? >> bernadette's on top of that. that storm hit fast and hard. in many communities, it had a devastating impact. mike helgren reports from west baltimore where people are still coping with the aftermath. glrt furious rain and wind howled in the darkness. huge gusts toppled trees like matchsticks and tore some houses apart, sending people running for cover. >> i never saw this type of wind before. it's pretty wicked. >> reporter: and in the daylight, the damage was clear. ray barns' chevy was a loss, putting him at a loss for words. >> there's no words tings plain that. none at all. i definitely wasn't expecting this, not even in the short run. >> reporter: you're in shock? >> i'm still in shock. i look at what could have happened. i could have been in the car at the time. >> reporter: his neighbor now has no power, and a son who has nightmares. >> he was terrified. he was looking out the window, and it looked like the lightning was right next door. >> reporter: for many, this surprise
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Jul 15, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. it don't matter, day or night. use your computer, your smartphone, your tablet, whatever. the point is, you have options. oh, how convenient. hey. crab cakes, what are you looking at? geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >> here is the lineup tonight on cbs. it is all tonight, only cbs. back at tpc deer run. another memorable finish. >> yes. >> at the john deere classic. >> i was just thinking one of the things that may be a factor here for zach johnson, and by no means is it a derogatoryy comment against mike bender, his coach. mike is in an unusual position. caddying for his man in a playoff with a chance to win. i think zach is missing damon green, his regular caddie on the bag here. mike is doing a great job. he has his man to this point. but i definitely think it would be a calming influence having the calm damon green on the bag. he is playing in the u.s. senior open this week is damon green. a very accomplished player. he is in his early 50s. >> troy matteson trying to win for the third time on the pga tour. he has already punched his t
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Jul 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. [ applause ] >> that is stronger language than what the white house has used and for that matter mr. romney, who has said he won't criticize american foreign policy abroad. this afternoon i asked him to clarify. >> would you or would you not then support israel's bombing of iran? >> we should use every diplomatic and political vehicle that is available to us to keep iran from becoming a nuclear capability state. if all those options fail, then we do have other options and we don't take those other options off the table, but that is as far as i am willing to go in discussing this matter while on foreign soil. >> but in a speech tonight before supporters and donors, romney appeared to take an indirect shot at the president, where he criticized on the campaign saying he is not a strong enough defender of israel. >> we cannot stand silent as those who seek to undermine israel voice their criticisms, and we certainly should not join in that criticism. diplomatic distance in our public, between our nations edge bold dense israel's adverse swears. >> now romney may not have directly criticized the
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Jul 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >>> freepg leave. the rough road training the afghan military as u.s. forces the rough road training the afghan military as u.s. forces prepare to pull out. captioning funded by cbs. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, july, 2, 2012. >>> good morning everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. another round of storms is forecast for the mid-atlantic region this morning. tough going for the folks suffering fro a weekend storm system that's blamed for at least 17 deaths. nearly 3 million people remain without power and it may be days before it's restored. the damage to power grids in virginia, maryland and ohio is described as catastrophic. then there's the record-breaking heat. more triple digit temperatures are predicted from atlanta to st. louis. cities in ten states tied or set all-time heat records since friday. susan mcginnis is in washington with more for us. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning terrell. folks returning to their homes are finding no power, no air conditioning, spoiled food, trees down everywhere and they are considering themsel
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Jul 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
, the governor and mrs. romney sat down with us before they marched in a fourth of july parade. it was a wide ranging interview. we talked about the vice presidential selection process romney's likability and chief justice john roberts' decision to join with the four liberal justices and uphold the president's health care reform law. romney tried to settle some questions that have been dogging him since that decision came down on whether or not he thinks the penalty people pay if they don't have a insurance is a penalty as some of his senior advisers said this week or whether or not it is a tax as a lot of republicans have been saying. >> well, the supreme court has the final word and their final word is that obama care is a tax. so it's a tax. they decided it was constitutional. so it is a tax and it's constitutional. that's the final word. that's what it is. now, i agreed with the dissent. i would have taken a different course. but the dissent wasn't the majority. the majority has ruled and their rule is final. >> does that mean that the mandate in the state of mas
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Jul 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
made by a washington, d.c. police officer. >> a mass protests it downtown los angeles. >> the u.s. olympic committee under fire because of the uniforms made in china. >> put them in a big pile and burn them. >> all that. >> a terrifying crash in new jersey caught on camera. >> titan 3d radar. i have the hiccups. bear with me here. >> and all that matters. >> very good to see the honorable lady in feisty form. >> when you start paying for the tickets, then you can criticize my tie. >> on "cbs this morning." >> absolutely. come back when your hair grows out. captioning funded by cbs >>> well come "cbs this morning." for weeks now, democrats have challenged mitt romney's record as the ceo of bain capital, the financial firm that took over failing businesses. this morning, the romney camp is responding to those attacks in some of the most bitter talk of the campaign so far. bill plante will have more in a minute. >>> first, charlie rose sat down with the president and mrs. obama at the white house thursday and charlie asked the president about his attacks on
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Jul 13, 2012 5:00pm EDT
a threat against the first lady. can show a picture of the gun he would use. he was assigned to a detail that would lead motorcades for the white house. he has since been removed and on administrative duty. >> a dramatic rescue from a burning apartment building in montgomery county. the three-alarm fire started around 7:00 this morning at the woodlake apartments. crews saved 17 people who became trapped inside. the fire caused $1.5 million in damage. and displaced some 75 residents. investigators believe an electrical malfunction caused a fire. >> did some firefighters go too far criticizing their bosses on twitter? the baltimore city fire department wants new guidelines on what they can post on social media. wjz is live downtown. mike hellgren takes us behind the controversy. mike? >> reporter: mary, the department says this is not about silencing its critics. and wjz has learned union leaders will meet with department officials early next week to hash it all out. >> reporter: the latest heated battle in baltimore's fire department is over twitter. and what firetbieters can and can't po
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Jul 16, 2012 7:00pm EDT
of confidence in the management of the water in lake travis, it affects not just us but affects property owners. >> reporter: this summer, 80% of the u.s. is abnormally dry. grazing pastures are barren and brown across the nation's mid-section. the national weather service estimates nearly a third of the midwest corn crop is in poor condition. today, illinois governor pat quinn asked for federal disaster relief for 33 drought-stricken counties. >> we've never seen a drought like this. you can see firsthand how depleted, how serious this matter is, this drought. >> reporter: the prolonged drought may be a result of back-to-back occurrences of the weather phenomenon called la nina. la nina happens when an area of the pacific ocean is cooler than normal. it redirects the jet stream farther north causing major storms to bypass the south. economic losses around lake travis are closing in on $2 million. both launches are shut down and jones town mayor dean armstrong says the location of the city's main park is no longer so choice. >> it's been right on the water. >> reporter: and now where is it? >>
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Jul 23, 2012 4:00pm EDT
bubala. >> for the first time the world sees the man accused of the worst mass shooting in u.s. history. teresa garcia reports for wjz. james holmes physical appearance disturbs some victims in the court. >> james holmes had brightly died hair and appeared to be daze for his first court appearance. >> you have a right to remain silent. >> the suspected gunman refused to look at the judge while he was read his rights. several times it looked like the 24-year-old was nodding off. >> you're currently being held on a no bond hold. >> prosecutors said they didn't know whether holmes was on medication. >> there's no such thing as a slam dunk case. it is a case where we will -- we're still looking at the enormous amount of evidence. >> the district attorney said her office will consider pursuing the death penalty and consult with the families of the victims before making that decision. >> if the death penalty is brought, that's a long process that impacts their lives for years. . >> family members of several victims were in court during the hearing. some said they just wanted to see the suspec
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Jul 25, 2012 7:00pm EDT
to correspondent john miller detail cted. reporte u.s. p might sent out.they didn't fint know the pa butf's bomb it ives inside. sources say the a pent-up holmes to of his psors. in it he ta psors. in it he ta people andd crude s. days rooday's shooting butbee procesl former profiler mary ellen says we may see more letters from mary ellen says we may see more letters from >> particularly because of differe crime that put them in that mail room and apparently the lead came indirectly from holmes himself. apparently some time after his arrest he mentioned that a letter had gone to the school from him and that's what they were looking for. >> pelley: john, thanks very much. as you know, holmes is in jail tonight under investigation in the shooting that killed 12 and wounded 43. anna werner is outside that jail in centennial, colorado. anna, what did you find out today? >> reporter: scott, public defender daniel king got his chance to go inside the apartment of his client, james holmes, today, the police where the 24-year-old allegedly plotted last friday's shooting. king and his team were in the a
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Jul 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
-- >> the increase will have to be aproved. >> they charge us enough. if they want to upgrade that that should be something they do within. finds the funds within their company. >> some customers say a higher bill would only be worth it if it could keep them from spending so long without electricity if another storm hits. sgsz if -- >> if it upgraded and kecht kept -- kept my power on i'd be willing to pay extra. >> reporter: 7 months a how long they have to aprove or deny the request. >> several consumer groups say they will lead the fight against that increase. >>> biking could be getting safer soon. more than $3 million in grant money awarded for various projects around the state. >> cyclistspsych -- cyclist keith lawrence loves to ride in the city. >> we have to ride in the middle of the street to be noticed. >> governor martin o'malley's cycle maryland initiative is hoping to change that. baltimore is getting $1.5 million to improve safety. part of the grant money will go to find ways to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists. >> i think the largest problem is just with all of the people al
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